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and please welcome moderator elizabeth taylor of the chicago tribune. [applause] >> thanks so much. great to be here. the greatest weekend in chicago and the greatest topic chicago history which is why we are here and draw new all-out bright and early on this beautiful day. we will be focusing on dark periods in chicago history. the city marked by violence and a violence that has emerged from conflicts within the city and are reflective of its divisions and we will see the reverberations throughout history into today. we have two books and we will talk about them chronologically. the subtitle of the books do a lot of work. the first book is gary krist's to my right. but not really. not really right. it is "city of scoundrels," 12 days that gave birth to modern chicago focusing on a small-time period where a lot happened. then we have to my left and maybe my left, i don't know. is pretty hard for me. joe allen's "people wasn't made to burn," true story of race, murder and justice in chicago. this story is set in 1947 on the west side of chicago, he murdered the slumlord he believed
09/19/12 09/19/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from chicago, this is "democracy now!" >> where trend have people understand that when people come together to do with problems of education, the people actually working in the schools need to be heard. i think this has been an opportunity for people across the nation have their voices heard. and i think we're moving in the right direction. >> the strike has ended. chicago public school teachers return to the classroom nine days after launching their first strike and a quarter of a century. chicago teachers union president karen lewis joins us to talk about the strike, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, and what this means for education reform across the country. then mitt romney and the 47%. >> pulitzer prize-winning journalist david cay johnston on the secret romney video that has shaken the presidential race. the net romney's on tax policy. >> romney's plan is george to be bush's plan on steroids. george w. bush gave 12.5% of his tax cuts to the top 10th of 1%. romney's plan gives one-third of the tax cuts to the top 10t
to clergy , demand a fair contract today and now. >> over 25,000 chicago public school teachers have gone on strike for the first time in a quarter-century. we will look at the showdown in the nation's third largest school district between teachers and mayor rahm emanuel, president of ram is former chief of staff. what does it mean for chicago and obama's push for school reform across the country? please and to trade occupied austin. as occupy wall street prepares to mark its first anniversary, we will stick with a protester on track for blocking his arms inside tubes made of pvc pipe during a protest at the port of houston. it turns out the quick that was provided by undercover police who infiltrated the movement. the 2012 paralympics wrap up in london. >> always thought it was important for people to be guided in our society, especially in the world of sports. it can be exclusive sometimes. >> we will speak with former paralympic soccer player eli wolff. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. more than 100 p
.6 million collected by romney and the g.o.p. and that is a slow economy and a jobless recovery. in chicago religious leaders: the teachers strike a national embarrassment. teachers walked off the job this morning after they failed to agree on a new contract with mayor ron emanuel administration. meeting the students caught in the political crossfire. the latest developments from chicago. >> what we want? when do we want it? >> 26,000 strong among teachers and support staff on strike force the nation's third-largest school district to close its doors in 400,000 school kids are not in class. some school cafeterias remain open a half day to serve breakfast and lunch. >> this is in my view a strike of choice. it is the wrong choice for our children. it is not necessary. >> chicago teachers already the highest paid of any major city. but other obstacles remain including a new teacher evaluation system, the union and supporters do not like. >> you need to come up with a better plan. we are going to continue to keep our children out until you come up with a better plan and give the teachers what
in the city of chicago, that tracked the impact of the opening of what is called a wal-mart supercenter. in that city. and they reviewed the impact on similar retail establishments within the area. and on sales tax and on jobs. and then we relied on another study that used the chicago methods, but applied it to new york city for potential opening of a wal-mart in manhattan. a few disclosures on this. we weren't reviewing a specific project or a specific store or a specific location. so this is a more general approach and we had to make some assumptions because of that. relying on some other studies that have been done, we were able to do so and apply those to san francisco. there were data limitations. there is no great data source that has all the information that you were asking about. so that we could roll it all up and present a neat package. we have had to go to many different sources with limitations. first on the topic of labor and employee health standard because one of your questions, supervisor mar, what the impact would be on wages and health benefits and so forth of a la
chicagos very own congressman gutierrez. we have been talking to an awful lot of folks here and excitement building with the president in town there is also talk of a presidential camille following the speech by president bill clinton as for the illinois delegation another busy day and night for them. >> this election will determine whether high school valedictorians football team captains in student council presidents will be treated with respect or treated like suspects whether they reach their dreams or whether mitt romney turns their dreams into nightmares. congressman gutierrez addressing what he called americans broken immigration system his fear that it from the administration will further set us back. the mayor of the city of chicago is taking some time to be here and i think he can actually walk and chew gum at the same time, i am very confident that he can do both things. i am sure that he is taking the steps. the negotiators are at the table where they should be at working on the issues i am very hopeful. optimism but no answers from the president's education. former chicago sc
, sending parents and students scrambling, tonight what is happening in chicago could be felt across the country. >>> and on the trail, still making headlines because of what mitt romney said and didn't say about taxes and the health crisis. >>> and ann curry, reporting on people running for their lives. >>> and the classic debate, comforting your fussy baby or letting them cry. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, it has been a tough summer in the nation's third largest city, 360 murders in chicago, so far this year. and now in the city schools, the fall season is off to a very tough start. this morning, the teacher's union in the city of chicago went out on strike. it leaves students running for a place to go and parents with no options, just as the union said it had no other option. and like any big city population in our country, nothing is simple, a complicated system with hundreds of thousands of innocent victims. there was a big protest rally called there by the union in chica
at the marriott chicago hotel it was a fountain in the hotel lobby guess breathing in the mist from the fountain it was apparently contaminated with high levels of legionella bacteria, test results confirm that the hotel swimming pool, whirlpool in the locker room were all secondary sources meaning they to tested positive for the same species of bacteria those facilities remain closed. let me show you a video of the hotel lobby last night, the fountain was completely removed and the last 24 hours health officials say there is no longer a health threat at the j.w. marriott, 8500 people stayed at the hotel during august 15th-18th. officials are not releasing any information about who contracted the disease only to say that they are between the ages of 49- 82 years old and none of them are from the chicago area. several people we talked to said they had no idea that this was going on. >> probably they should have let us know. >> i think people were very concerned when the issue wind out but since then our customers especially with the understanding of the determination by the board of health we
day one of the chicago teachers strike. thousands of teachers take to the picket lines thousands more working parents left scrambling to find alternatives for their kids locked out of the classroom. 350,000 students are ready to go back to class. >> we are live with negotiations. it was indeed a full day of negotiations so there is no end to the local school strike. it certainly made national news as teachers filled the streets today and march students were filling alternative school sites looking for something to do well negotiating teams fill the board room upstairs here to have showed details that have derailed the chicago public school year. we believe we are close enough to get this resolved. shortly before 7:00 p.m. school board president david vitale was hopeful that tuesday is the last day teachers will be away from the classroom he agrees with mayor emmanuelle, the strike never should have happened. it's taking them out what appears to us as more time than it should. >> it was totally avoidable. the ripple effects of the contract breakdown are already surfacing for st
conference with the mayor rahm emanuel discussing the chicago public school teachers strike ... teacher's work together under the leadership of the principal who helps to create a team that succeeds at the test score goals ... no matter which school you are working at all of the principlesals, i believe should not be dictated from the c t u or the mayor's office or anyone else in the bureaucracy ... it's just not right. i met this morning with my team ... we showed up at 10:00 my team was ready last night and they remained in the state of readiness ... my belief is while the team was available at 10:00 the negotiations did not begin until 1130 ... since one of the major issues for any city is the educated workforce ... the public around the country will see a city that is committed to educating its citizens and ultimately its work force ... we are trying to recruit businesses because we are making reforms in education toward that end ... this offer is respectful of the teachers and is fair to the taxpayers and does the right thing for students ... it's over time a 16% pay increase ove
iphone tomorrow. i like to always say there is a bull market somewhere. >> chicago school teachers are still ripping off the kids and the taxpayers. it is a traffic veststy. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. thousands of teachers clog the streets of chicago as day two of the teachers' distortion plan -- oops, strike - strike -- continues and thousands of dollars are made to keep the schools open as they selfishly attempt to rip off the same kids, parents and taxpayers. this is wisconsin coming to chicago. that may wind up being a good thing. the question is will obama accolate, rahm emanuel fold like a cheap suit or will he hang tough and give some public order and decent education at a decent cost to the city of chicago and its families. >>> this evening, the president's leadership is being questioned over the fiscal cliff. listen tohouse speaker boehner over whether they can reach a deal with president obama. >> i'm not confident at all. the house has done its job on the sequester and looming tax hikes that will cost our economy some 700,000 jobs. the senate at some point
on route 424, at route 450. meagan, over to you. >>> teachers strike in chicago entered the 6th day monday. it is the first teachers trike in chicago in 25 years. the two sides are going to gather this afternoon, but this morning, here in our community, activists are getting together, to show support for the chicago teachers. sherrie johnson is here with more on how they are supporting the teachers. >> reporter: they will have a picket line, this after noon, here at the corner of cold spring lane and falls road in north baltimore in front of western high school, they plan to take to the streets here to support those teachers in chicago that are on strike. a chicago judge has scheduled a hearing on a possible injunction to end the chicago teachers strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m. chicago city attorneys filing a -- sherry, thank you for being here with us, can you tell us about why you are going to be here on the picket line and supporting the chicago teachers? >> sure. we believe it takes courage to stand up for what is right. the issues are universal. questions of class size, questions
. consider this, this week's teacher strike in chicago, more than 25,000 chicago teachers went on trike over a mere yad of issues, not the least of which are the teaching conditions in chicago schools. the strike exposed the battle lines between the movement and educators fighting against high stakes testing and a better approach to measuring school performance. driving the battle is educational outcomes to improve economic things for kids. it is always education, which is first and often only mentioned as the cure. that prescription sounds intuitive. what if the premise is wrong? what is robert rector is wrong and it does affect childhood. the average low income child enters kindergarten with 17,000 fewer words than that of middle income. she can recognize letters of the alphabet. if it's possible the proposition that education fixes poverty is backward and resolving poverty fixes education issues, we have to consider whether our remedies for both are upside down. we have to consider whether asking teachers to improve achievement in school is possible without addressing the disadvantages po
will be open tomorrow in chicago. that means about 400,000 school kids may stay home while teachers and city officials try to find some common ground on pay and other quality of life benefits. the teachers say they will not show up in the morning without an agreement. ed rollins now in chicago. at some point, somebody's got to make a decision about whether there will be school tomorrow and it is getting late. >> reporter: it is getting late, don, and it is assumed there will not be an agreement. that's what everyone is telling parents to assume. to get plan b set and ready to go, an issue is not just money, but some other issues, includi g includingiincludine ing job security. some believe this is a money xwrab from teachers, but take a listen to the union boss. she says there's a lot more to it than that. >> our union has put together a research based solution to solving some of the problems in chicago. those of us who do this work are tired of being told basically sit down and shut up. we know better. i don't think people understand that in our system, we have had a revolving door of admin
bolton. judith miller is among our guest. also ahead the chicago teachers on strike, demanding an ex-exorbitant raise. just because chicago has lousy schools doesn't mean that teachers should have to suffer along with their students? we take that up in the chalk-talk. >>> angry radical islamists in the streets of cairo, some scaling the walls of the american embassy chanting anti-american slogans and tearing down the u.s. flag and taking it down and replacing with black flag and with symbols that say there is no god but allah and mohammed is their messenger. there were warning shots from embassy marine guards, but no injuries reported. the embassy says the situation is fluid. and they are working with egyptian authorities to restore order. embassy spokesperson that the american staff was evacuated from the embassy before the breach. hours later our consulate in eastern libya stormed by armed men who set the building ablaze. the building was evacuated before their attack. the men reportedly angered by a film being produced by u.s.-based coptic christian egyptians. that questions the w
chicago public schools and the teachers' union express high confidence they can reach a deal today... on this fourth day of the strike. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo is live outside the chicago hilton... with more on the talks and when teachers may return to the classrooom: >>there is no word on a deal yet. both sides are negotiating today and the leaders are sounding more optimistic about the end to the strike kids may not be back in their classrooms until next week at the earliest. school board leaders and union leaders returned to the chicago hilton this morning amid expectations of a deal today the board's latest offer includes movement on two key issues the evaluation process and revisions and the recall of teachers after layoffs without a deal third largest district remain on the picket line for a fourth straight day ... the mood is lighter today because of the progress in the contract talks >>all parties have been very focused we are making the best use of our
. chicago's teachers strike is now in its third day ... with little sign of a settlement. negotiators for the school board and the teachers union are meeting again today to see if they can come to terms on a contract. wgn's tonya francisco is live outside the chicago hilton and towers with the latest on talks. >>the talks have moved here to the chicago hilton ... karen lewis wanted to let us know that the quantity the hours they spend talking is not as important as the quality of the talks themselves ... she characterized the tone of the talks as what it's like depending on the topic or the town of the day ... after 10 hours of negotiating yesterday there were not able to move the needle very much ... some describe these talks as miles apart ... one of the sticking points is the evaluations for teachers ... the union feels that the district wants to emphasize too much on test scores and want to do more than what's required ... they fear 28% of the leadership would lose their jobs within two years ... apparently the school board had a written response ... members of the union spoke t
out of the back seat of a car in illinois 150 mi. southwest of chicago and amber alert was issued. we know only that the child was found alive in a ditch and we will update you on this. police in evanston say they now have a person of interest in custody in connection with the murder of evanston township high school, the 14 year-old coleman was gunned down saturday night as he walked on church street with friends after he left the party he was headed home, she suffered a fatal wound to the chest. they only have a person of interest at this time, services for coleman will be saturday at the first church of god kristin life center in evanston there has been an outpouring of support today including this tweet from liberal and james. lebron james. >> here is the budget options report, it nearly always in ruffles a few city hall for others not to be outdone the meier help his own brainstorming session of sorts and tom-and was there. >> this year it will be three or four much smaller meetings. it promises to be a very tough city budget. >> we're taking time to hear the voices of our fam
or the not and the private sector, whether it is working or not. for america, and indeed for chicago. and you've just suggested na the public sector, as far as education is concerned, is failing in chicago. the schools are not doing well. tell us again, how bad is it? what's the performance of chicago's students really like compared to the rest of the country? i've got 30 seconds for you, john. >> in terms of academic performance in general, only about a third of the kids are meeting academic standards. and a whole array of studies that show academically roughly one third of meeting the standards or graduating 60%, that's actually up a little bit as competition from charter schools have come in. the bottom line, the only way to create accountability is parents in power to have choice to take the money with the children. stuart: john, stay there, we will have more in a few moments and we put some more of those raw numbers on the chicago teacher's strike on our facebook page and eye opening stuff. check them out, please, and tell us what you think. and we'll read comments on the air later. in a moment.
a minority and don't have much support. >> teachers rallying in chicago. >>> and later, the duchess of cambridge topless. another magazine promises to show more catherine wearing less than the palace ever wanted you to see. ♪ i can go anywhere ♪ i can go anywhere today ♪ la la la la la la la [ male announcer ] dow solutions help millions of people by helping to make gluten free bread that doesn't taste gluten free. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. solutionism. the new optimism. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. >>> with 52 days until the election, both president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from campaigning this weekend, but the gop nominee for vice president was in florida. wisconsin representative paul ryan stumped with his wife and his mother who lives in the state of florida. it was a law that launched protests in wisconsin and
of life in the union movement lessons from the chicago teacher's strike. but you heard me say it once or twice, mitt romney is the most awkward politician ever. >> ladies and gentlemen, time for a new segment, this is called mitt romney, that's kind of a joke. watch this. ♪ >> my dad used to tell us that one year they ate nothing but potatoes, that was when they lived in idaho. even later inlife my dad couldn't look a potato in the eye. kind of a joke. >> people are saying i just don't know about this fellow romney. [ booing ] >> yeah, i agree with you. >> we talked about the boss that might fire you. he is also like your date's dad that you are constantly meeting, and he is awkward, and you are awkward. >> i appreciate you being out here in the warmth like this. i can't get over you guys standing out here in the rain. you are the best. thank you so much. i appreciate you coming back to say hi to me and have me come in the flesh. >> i heard the strains of a beautiful musical number a moment something. the strains of the national anthem. >> he is an elitist and he
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: the murder rate israt i skyrocketing in chicago. our friends the problem, or is this about leadership orr cultu? culture? g what is going on, and why is it taking so long for this critical issue to enter the president'see picture? we will take a look into next "chalk talk" woman: we had been called up for the first time. wildfires were getting close to homes. at that moment, i got my first taste of just how important the guard is. announcer: be there for your community, at nationalguard.com. lou: check this out. gun owners b >> i also believe that ak-47s are not wanting hands ofnot in n criminals. >> we are not discussing peoples rights to have weapons. what were the key point is that lou: that as president obama and jesse jackson, to tons of chicago calling for more gunjaks control.on the two sonso of chicago, which, of course, is theof murder capil of the country, seemingly moreog impressed about what is going on in aurora, colorado, then whatd. is happening in their hometown.e the president also went on to talk about the dozens of people gunned down in chicago with murder rate in atlan
barack obama came to the plant in the south side of chicago and that was after he rescued the auto industry chrysler for example when he became president had 200 jobs now has 4000 jobs the ford plant had one ship and now has three ships. but there are people who work outside of the auto industry what do we say to those people who still don't have jobs after four years? they have done an outstanding job and there's more work to be done by joining forces with the program we have to find jobs for the veterans and illinois and across america has more than exceeded their target and we have to keep on doing this for everybody. how much different will the dnc be that the rnc? >> last night it was all about fiction, making up things that had no relationship to fact. there's a lot of mudslinging towards the president this time it will be about truth i think president barack obama understands and believes in an optimistic positive message and he will lay out his record in what he wants to do in the second term and i think that will carry the day the people of our country do not want a negat
derrick smith chicago alderman sandi jackson stood up reporters outside one of her fundraisers. the 7th ward alderman celebrated her birthday yesterday with a fundraiser in hyde park. jackson didn't want to talk to reporters when she arrived. she did tell them she'd be right back ... but she never came out. jackson then told her guests the "jackals" were outside referring to the media. she also told them that her husband, congressman jesse jackson junior, is home and feeling better. the congressman is on a leave of absence as he gets treated for bipolar disorder. drew peterson's leed attorney is asking a will county judge to postpone peterson's sentencing ... because of defense team in- fighting. the former bolingbrook police sergeant was convicted earlier this month of killing his third wife, kathleen savio., he's scheduled to be sentenced in november and faces up to 60 years in prison. attorney joel brodsky says arguments with other defense lawyers have prevented him from finishing a motion for a re- trial. he wants the judge to push back sentencing to december or january. chicago tea
? the question that every parent in chicago is asking right about now, as 30,000 teachers and staff return to the picket lines instead of the classroom for a second day in a row. the talks are going on as we speak, and the school board president david vitale remains very optimistic. last night he was actually quoted to say to local newspaper we believe we should resolve this tomorrow. which means today. we are close enough to get this resolved. he said, adding this is hard work. that may sound fine but it sure doesn't cut it for all those parents of the nearly 400,000 students who are simply left in theler much. >> you got high school kids. they're going to be on the streets during school hours. that's going to start conflict between the other kids that they're in school with. that just start more violence in chicago if you ask me. >> for us that want to get a job, that want to work, that want to go to school, it's ridiculous. our kids shouldn't have to suffer for them. >> my kids are at home missing out on all their education. so now they get to go home and play around and pretend like th
they're not happy with pension cuts and deferred pay increases. stopped on the chicago high-speed rail line creating 400 construction jobs. he called out the protesters saying state workers have gotten a 45% pay increase in the last eight years. two decades of shuttle flights ended friday when endeavour ended at l.a.x. airport after a three-day cross-country trip. the shuttle show cased from coast-to-coast piggy backing on a boeing 74 up. crowds gathered to watch endeavour's touchdown. he launched his camera into the air with balloons to get great jobs of the city. then his idea went south literally in the case -- well, he's technically -- when the balloon and the camera got away from him. taking the camera from the bridgeport neighborhood, the wind blew it all the way to laporte county, indiana. we caught up with the man behind the balloons and the folks in the hoosier staid who found it. >> when ben jordan and his girlfriend set out to get some aerial pictures of the bridgeport neighborhood they never imagined they would be caught up in what's been
. he stepped down from his duties the archdiocese of chicago received a report in june saying miller was sexually involved with a minor at st. leonard perish more than 30 years ago the archdiocese has reported the case to d c f s and is sending a report to the vatican he is banned from performing any public ministry. musicians in management with the chicago symphony orchestra prepared to cut a deal concerts' are back on what the new contract gets final approval. the musicians went on strike just two hours before their scheduled performance. the terms of the proposed deal is not yet released. coming up, fire for a controversial book about relationships and trying to make chicago the world's most connected city, the mayor's plan to bring free wifi to a place near you. jim ramsey says we will see a nice warm up before it gets cool again. you won't run into kenmore appliances just anywhere. only sears is celebrating the 100th anniversary of america's number one appliance brand with up to 25% off all kenmore appliances plus an extra 15% off all appliance brands with your sears ca
a chicago alderman proposes his plan to make the city safer by getting more police officers on the streets... and he thinks residents should pay for it. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. judy wang is live at city hall with details on the new fee proposal. aldermen george cardenas is thinking that this feat might help put more officers on the street ... $5 a month might be a small price to pay for safer streets ... the 12th ward alderman says that most people agreed ... >>people think they are buying peace of mind ... we might not be addressing certain community crime issues as much as weekend ... the $5 fee would be billed monthly on your co-med bill it would generate $70 million a year and enough to hire back several police officers ... the mayor's administration shifted more police to the beach patrol and that eliminated 1400 vacancies in the last budget homicides rep 24.5% these new hires would allow the police department to bring back certain specialized
is getting another day in court. a chicago court found mary todd lincoln insane in 1875, ten years after her husband's assassination. but historians have disagreed about whether she got a fair hearing and if today's health laws would have affected the case. so the former first lady is getting a pair of re-trials. actors will play the historic roles, and they will be represented by real attorneys. the audience will be the jury. the first re-trial is today at murphy auditorium in chicago. another one will be held at the lincoln museum in springfield on october first. just ahead: the latest on i-phone five opening weekend sales... and why experts are saying they may have missed the mark. and, still to come this midday: the big winners from last night's emmy awards ... we are live from the new york stock exchange with your bloomberg "on the money" report: shares of google are hitting a record near $750 the company is benefiting on rising demand for advertising products across platforms ... apple says it sold 5 million of its new i phone 5 mobile phones shattering previous records but lower than
countless people and made a difference. >> chicago newberry as well. >> i did a lot of research there they were enormously helpful. >> rachel knows amanda you didn't use the schaumburg, but i want to make a shameless plug. our senior researcher and writer who introduced us wrote a book in the title of which is fighting for america: black soldiers, the unsung heroes of world war ii. and i am letting you know, but also letting the audience because it's in her bibliography. so we are represented in this story. you talked a little bit about the structure of the book. and i'm curious. it is a book that unfolds in reverse. the chronology begins with the arrival of all four sets of michelle obama's grandparents. and so it goes back in time. tell us why you organize the book in that way. posted in marketing decision in terms of what the reader might take us the most compelling aspect of this narrative before moving back to slavery? >> you know, when i started thinking about the structure of the book, it occurred to me that actually part of what i do this we are looking for a white ance
chicago teachers union members and their supporters plan to hold a big rally tomorrow afternoon at 330 in front of the cps headquarters. teachers will also pick outside individual schools >>if there is a teacher strike, parents have a number of options for their children. 144 chicago public schools will be open to students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during a strike. parents are encouraged to use the c-p-s sites as a last resort.. but no child will be turned away. log on to our website.. wgn-tv dot com slash weblinks.. and information on which schools will be open. they'll be staffed by non-union employees.. including principals. there won't be any classroom instruction, but activities will be offered and supplies provided. in addition.. 60 churches and faith-based centers are extending their "safe haven" programs. the chicago park district and the y-m-c-a will also offer activities during a strike. >> regardless of whether or not teachers strike tomorrow students at charter schools will be attending classes concerned parents have flooded phone lines at the city's 119 charter school
stadiums. chicago, and denver and seattle and have big get out the vote rallies. the reason i say that, is i think we have to revolve the american people in this process. it's now a closed process. >> if you're out there in wichita or walla walla, washington, any of those cities where you're not directly tied to the big republican or democratic establishment, you don't see what's going on in television seems to not have any connection to your life whatsoever. how do we revolve people in a 19th century way, this is the most important thing in their lives. >> i'm still young enough to ask you what was it like in a day when there was real business. >> it was great. >> my first convention as a correspondent was 1968 in chicago. and that was, there's never been anything quite like that again. and that's part of the reason they do scrub them and sanitize them. they don't want it to get out of control as it did in chicago. i remember being just off the floor in julian bond was leading the georgia delegation and i had known him in atlanta and they were trying to nominate him as vice president
. >>> and the national media is portraying chicago's striking teachers as overpaid and greedy. >> chicago teachers are the best paid of any school district in the country. >> the average chicago teacher makes about $76,000 a year. >> nearly four times higher than what the average american receives. >> we'll tell you what the chicago teacher strike is all about. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. the romney campaign says that the 2012 election will follow a similar pattern to the election of 1980. they compare mitt romney to the republican challenger ronald reagan who came from behind in the polls to defeat a democratic president. now the romney team was banking on a bounce like ronald reagan got after the republican national convention. the chairman predicted a significant post convention bounce for the candidate. >> i think we're going to get a bump. we have a better opportunity for a bump as a challenging party so when people get to know mitt romney and get to know who he is and the decent man he is and his story of the american dream and his generosity, i can tell you that i thin
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